House of Representatives Committees

Standing Committee on Procedure

Provision for Members to make short speeches in the Main Committee

Appendix 2

MEMBERS' 90 SECOND STATEMENTS: 1988-1997

35th[1]
Parliament
36th
Parliament
37th
Parliament
38th[2]
Parliament
Number of Members participating in 90 second statements 77 83 72 74
Number of days when 90 second statements were made 30 50 47 23
Total number of speeches delivered 326 553 501 219
Number of speeches per individual Member: 1
19 15 18 33
2 13 13 11 12
3 17 11 11 7
4 4 4 6 8
5 2 4 2 3
6 3 5 1 4
7 4 6 2 2
8 5 3 0 2
9 2 1 1 0
10 2 5 4 0
11 1 2 0 0
12 1 2 1 2
13 2 4 2 1
14 0 0 2
15 1 1 1
16 1 1 1
18
0 2
19
1 2
20
1 0
21
0 1
22
0 1
23
1 0
26
1 0
32
1 0
34
0 1
37
0 1
38
0

39
1

Number of occasions when Members gave a second speech on the same day in the 90 second statement period [3] 8 29 35 2
Number of Members delivering approximately 50% of 90 second statements 19 21 11 16

Footnotes

1. Not for the whole Parliament. Sessional orders providing for 90 second statements commenced on 15 March 1988.
2. Figures to the end of the Autumn period of sittings 1997.
3. In the 36th Parliament there were two occasions when one Member spoke three times on the one day. In the 37th Parliament one Member spoke four times on the one day.

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